Father of Vallejo woman possibly kidnapped finds disappearance puzzling

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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The father of Denise Huskins, the Vallejo woman said to be kidnapped for ransom, said why her disappearance doesn't make sense.

VALLEJO, Calif. (KGO) -- Police are searching for 29-year-old Denise Huskins who was reported to have been kidnapped from Vallejo for ransom in the early Monday morning hours. She is said to have vanished from her boyfriend's home on Mare Island.

There was a police command vehicle parked outside the boyfriend's home all day on Tuesday. About half-a-mile away a command center has been set up for the search effort. Around 7 p.m. crews searched the water off of Vallejo.

Her father describes his daughter as a strong woman, a marathon runner, and a person who would put up a fight if someone tried to abduct her.

"It's like a nightmare that I can't wake up from...this is not supposed to happen," Denise Huskins' father, Mike Huskins, said.

Mike told ABC7 News at this point, he has no reason to doubt what police are telling him -- that his daughter was kidnapped from her boyfriend's home, but he does have some doubts.

"It just doesn't seem right... that she would just let somebody take her. I don't know. She's not that type of person, believe me. If you knew her," Mike said.

Huskins' boyfriend reported that she was abducted early Monday morning from his home on Mare Island.

Vallejo police interview kidnapped woman's boyfriend

"He was essentially saying that the female, Ms. Huskins, was forcibly taken against her will from the residence,"Vallejo Police Lt. Ken Park said.

Police say the boyfriend, identified through DMV records, is 30-year-old Aaron Quinn and has been questioned extensively. Police say he is not considered a suspect at this time.

Police released photos of Quinn's car, a white Camry, found some distance away from the home where Huskin's disappeared. Investigators believe it was somehow related to her disappearance.

They also could not explain why Quinn didn't call 911 until nearly 2 p.m. Monday though he claims Huskins was abducted sometime in the early morning hours.

"If he was tied up... maybe something like that was happening, I don't know. Maybe he was tied up," Mike said.

Rescue crews search bay near Vallejo for missing woman

Meanwhile, a command post has been set up near where Quinn's car was found and search teams have been combing areas all around Mare Island for clues.

Tuesday morning, Huskin's car, a Honda SUV, was also towed away from Quinn's house to be examined for possible evidence.

"The biggest fear is the horror that she might be going through, that's my biggest fear... is that she's gone through such horror," Mike said. He wanted to say to the possible kidnappers, "Don't hurt her. Please don't hurt her."

According to Huskins' father, she and Quinn met about seven months ago the Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center, where they both work as physical therapists.

For this investigation the Vallejo Police Department requested help from the FBI and the Solano County Office of Emergency Services search teams. The Vallejo Police Department says they have no suspects at this time.

If anyone has information which could help this investigation, they are encouraged to contact the Vallejo Police Department at: 707-648-4524

Citizens can also provide information anonymously to the Solano Crime Stoppers tip line at: 707-644-STOP

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